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10/10/10: Find an Event Near You in VT & NH

WE HAVE LISTED MANY EVENTS GOING ON HERE IN VT & NH – but, alas – just too many to mention. If you do not see one near you, please to to the 350.org site here!

THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!

Upper Valley 10-10-10 Global Work Party Events –

Events taking place in:  Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, NH and Bradford, Randolph, Sharon, Thetford, Tumbridge, Vershire, WRJ & Woodstock.

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Hanover – Idea Exchange
2 Woodmore Drive in Hanover from 1-2pm

  • We will share our recent, energy-saving accomplishments, so we can inspire and learn from each other.  Bring your experiences and knowledge ranging anywhere from composting, energy-efficient travel, waste reduction, and solar, wind, and geothermal energy, and insulation/”button-up” projects.  Kids are more than welcome! We will exchange ideas for about 30 minutes, have some tea and snack, and then take a photo at 1:30pm.  Please RSVP at 603 443 0500.

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Lebanon – Streetlight Mapping
10-10-10, Noon-3PM Work (meet at Colburn Park), refreshments at Salt Hill after

  • Help us with our Streetlight Reduction Project by matching streetlight ID numbers with mapped streetlight locations. We will actually need to walk the streets and visit every streetlight in order to complete this project. Streetlighting represents 10% of the City’s carbon footprint and 13% of its energy costs. This project has the potential to reduce the City’s carbon footprint by up to 160 tons per year. To RSVP, log on to 350.org and look up our event.

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Lyme – 10-10-10 Lyme Energy Expo

  • The Lyme Energy Committee would like to salute Lyme businesses. The committee applauds the positive impact they have on our energy use as a community.  To the extent that they reduce commuting and/or provide products and services to members of the community they are helping all of us conserve energy. Thank you local entrepreneurs!
We are holding an event called 10-10-10 Lyme Energy Expo that will be an opportunity for Lyme businesses to be recognized by the whole community.  This will be a chance for you to tell your neighbors what you do – you could find new customers right around the corner!
We will have a tent on the green from 9am to 2pm on Sunday, October 10 where Lyme businesses can have a display to showcase their offerings . We will publicize the event locally and we’ll try to get additional publicity in conjunction with the nationwide energy related events being held on 10/10/10.  There is no charge to participate in the event.
If you’d like to sign-up, let us know by emailing lymeenergy@gmail.com or calling
795-2462  and let us know if you’ll need electricity.  The Lyme Energy Committee

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Bradford – Insulate hidden single pane windows
Help Wanted – Volunteers, weekends in Sept. & Oct., 2010

  • What –Bradford Academy building, a center of community life, needs many energy saving improvements. Volunteers will insulate hidden single pane windows in the building in September and early October, at a cost of $300. The project will generate an estimated saving of 88 gal. of fuel oil per year; complementing other energy investment projects in the building to be undertaken in the next several years.
  • Why – To demonstrate to elected officials the determination of people to save energy responsibly, in order to decrease our production of carbon dioxide and lower its contribution to climate change.
  • Where – Meet outside the Bradford Academy building at any of the scheduled starting times.
  • When – October 2010
  • Mon., 11, 6:00 pm, photo shoot for participants at BA building
  • Who – Sponsors of the project include Bradford Conservation Commission, members of Grace United Methodist Church, Bradford, Hill’s 5 & 10 Store, Bradford, and in association with the organization 350.org. All age groups welcome. Volunteers need not have specific skills in building trades – training will be provided on site.
  • How – Cutting foam board to size and installing in window frame. With some windows, cutting plywood and painting black to give the upper panes a uniform appearance from outside the building. Wear work clothes. If you have them, bring tools – carpet knives, carpenter’s square, chalk line, paint brushes, & saw horses.
  • For more information, call Ed Wendell at 222-4657 or Andy Clark at 222-4003.

    Event Host: Sponsors of the project: Bradford Conservation Commission, members of Grace United Methodist Church, Bradford, Hill’s 5 & 10 Store, Bradford, VT

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Randolph – Creating a Green Community: How Do We Do It?
Sunday 10/10, 10 AM and 2 PM

  • White River Craft Center (at the end of Randolph Ave., Randolph). a variety of free workshops, demonstrations, and discussions.

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Sharon – Planting trees and blueberry bushes

  • Join the Sharon Energy Committee to plant trees and blueberry bushes during the Sharon Sprouts’ Farmer’s Market at Sharon Elementary.
  • We will also be weeding and mulching existing trees and bushes, installing energy-efficient light bulbs, building a solar oven for classroom use, and creating postcards to send to elected officials.
  • On Saturday, October 9th, from 10 am – 1 pm, we will be supporting our local farmers at the Farmer’s Market, and planting trees on Sharon Elementary school grounds.  We will also be weeding and mulching existing trees and shrubs, beautifying an existing garden, building a solar oven for future classroom experiments, and writing postcards to our elected officials.  Area resident and School Board member Steve Gagliardone and crew have also volunteered to install pulley clothes-line systems for Sharon residents!
  • At the Farmer’s Market, activities for young children will be provided and staffed by volunteers from The Sharon Academy.  We welcome and encourage your help with these efforts!  It would be great if you could call or email me, so that we can gage how many trees we would be capable of planting! Dee Gish  Sharon Energy Committee  802-763-8539 How to Get Involved Planning the Event: email deegish@gmail.com Event Host: Sharon Energy Committee at sharonvt.net

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Thetford – 3 Events

  • BIKE-IN & Pumpkin Fest – Cedar Circle Farm, E. Thetford, VT

10 October 2010 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

  • This event promotes the use of bicycles as modes of transportation. Sponsors/participating organizations include, SERG, Upper Valley Sierra Club, Upper Valley Trails Alliance, NH, VT and Hanover Pedestrian/Bike groups, The Bike Hub of Norwich and Vermont Energy Education Project. Experts available to analyze your bike needs and teach basic bike repair, maintenance and safety.
  • NEEDED: a few more volunteers to teach/talk/show what excites them about biking such as winter biking, touring, commuting, safety, racing, unicycle, changing tires and whatever you feel you can tell/teach/show us. A few laptops needed to display cool bike sites. Please e-mail me at laurasim@juno.com if you want to get involved.
  • Event Website: http://www.350.org/en/pending
  • How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Laura via e-mail to help with planning, getting co-sponsors, setting up fun/educational activity.

Elementary School Home Energy Saving Projects

  • During the month of October, the Thetford Energy Committee is sponsoring a project at the town’s two elementary schools (one public, one private) to encourage kids to undertake small energy-saving projects around the home. As a community, we hope to complete 350 activities. The purpose of the project is to teach children basic energy efficiency and resource-saving activities that they can do to save energy (and their families money), while reducing the amount of CO2 going into the atmosphere. We hope the project will help kids see the power of collective action and how they can make a difference. For more information, contact Alice Stewart, afs@finowen.net or 802-785-3087.

High School Home Energy Saving Projects

  • Thetford Academy students are planning a 10-10-10 day of work to help combat climate change.  Students will put themselves out to hire to Thetford households, doing odd jobs, some which might help combat climate change – stacking firewood, composting and turning over gardens, raking leaves instead of leaf blowing, washing windows to allow in more sunlight, and even installing some simple weatherization measures.  Funds raised from these jobs will be used in a to be determined project to help offset climate change.  Fro more information, contact Jacob Osborn, Jacob.Osborne@Thet.net.

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Tunbridge – a day of work, education, enlightenment, music, food and fun

  • Sunday, October 10th, 2010 will usher in a “Global Work Party: A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions”…a project organized by noted Vermonter Bill McKibben to raise local consciousness about issues of sustainability. The Tunbridge Energy Committee is inviting the local community to participate in a day of work, education, enlightenment, music, food and fun in Tunbridge as we join a worldwide effort to develop locally based options that foster renewable energy, mitigate climate change and encourage constructive solutions. The day will culminate with a benefit concert featuring Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. This concert’s proceeds will benefit the Tunbridge Community Sustainability Fund. All activities will meet at the Tunbridge Town Hall.
  • Starting at 1PM, there will be a “grease” vehicle exhibit that will be on display all day. From 1-3PM, a Town Forest Tour to eradicate invasive species will take place….bring gloves and clippers. From 3-5PM the Community Renewables Tour will take attendees via GreaseVan (powered by waste vegetable oil) to several area sites/residences that are actively using or planning to use local renewable power: solar, wind and microhydro. From 5:30-7PM,there will be a local sustainability panel discussion focused on renewable energy for power/heating, energy conservation/efficiency with fiscal incentives, the Transition Town Initiative and post-Peak Oil community life. Audience participation and questions are highly encouraged.
  • From 6-7PM (during the panel discussion), there will be a pre-concert community potluck with a Local Foods introduction by a Royalton Roots representative. The concert will follow at 7:30PM upstairs in the Town Hall. Tickets for the benefit show are available at the South Royalton Market, the Tunbridge Store and on-line at www.mtnfolk.org.  Further information on Tunbridge’s Global Work Party available via e-mail at folkbloke@hotmail.com or phone at 802-431-3433. “Global” info. at www.350.org.

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Hartland Climate Action Event

10 October 2010 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Join Transition Town Hartland, VT for a special day of prayers, activities, music and guidance for seekers and encouragement for those contemplating the path towards a way of living that promotes planetary healing. Includes bike clinic and ride, wood fired pizza, 350 points of light meditation circle, art show and planting of 350 daffodils.

Location Information: 153 Rt 5 Hartland, VT,  05048

Event Website: https://sites.google.com/site/queserahartlandartshow/

How to Get Involved Planning the Event: just stop by

Event Host: Transition Town Hartland http://sites.google.com/site/transitiontownhartland/

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Vershire – The Mountain School Local Work, Global Aid

  • In response to 350.org’s call for an international climate change work day this fall, a group of students and faculty at The Mountain School would like to work to raise money for Ladakh, India, which has recently been severely affected by flooding. We are looking for jobs in the area that we can perform to earn money to help counteract some of the major negative effects of climate change. It would be great if these jobs were related to preventing climate change, such as weatherization of houses, getting in wood or garden harvests, but we are open to any jobs that can be done by a group of teenagers in 1-3 hours.
  • For Elementary students who are interested in helping earn money with us, parents could pay them for doing household chores, and they can  give the money to us to donate.
  • Our actual day of work is going to take place in the morning of Saturday October 9th. We will also be hosting cider pressing and a bike repair stand at the Vershire harvest fest at the Vershire Town Center on that day and any donations made will go to the same cause. For more information, please contact Rosalie Sharp (roasaliesharp@aol.com) or Kathy Hooke (kathy.hooke@mountainschool.org 685-4353.)

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White River Jct. – The Raspberry Revolution

  • Join Transition Town White River Junction, local businesses and community organizations to cultivate community resilience and celebrate our region’s tradition of self-sufficiency. We’re calling it The Raspberry Revolution!
  • Following the inspiration of 350.org’s Global Work Party on 10.10.10, we will be putting the emphasis on both “work” and “party”!
  • WORK: 1:00 – 5:00 Beginning at COVER Home Repair & The ReCOVER Store        158 South Main Street, WRJ
  • Raspberry planting volunteer work session on South and North Main Streets.
  • PARTY: 5:30 – 8:30 Lyman Point Park   171 Bridge Street, WRJ
A Community-Wide Celebration of the people, businesses and organizations that help us every day to progress towards a better future.  Music, food, presentations, and games.   Then, let’s stick together as we head across the bridge to the Revolution Fashion Show at Tip Top Cafe from 8:30-11:00.
  • COMMUNITY: There are many ways to participate!  Please consider volunteering on 10.10.10.
  • If you’d like to plant Raspberries with us, donate tools or materials for the work day, please contact: Karen Ganey karunaspirit (at) gmail.com. If you’d like to represent an educational or local food booth during the park party, please contact: Katie Williams ktwilliams85 (at) gmail.com. If you’d like to produce a sustainable skit or make music at the park party, please contact: Marion Settle marionsettle (at) gmail.com. If you’d like to create or participate in informational installation art at the park party, please contact: Elisabeth Cadle ecadle (at) yahoo.com. If you’d like to have fun and engage in your community, join us on 10.10.10!

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Woodstock – Change the World Kids

  • Join us as we gather with the Change the World Kids and other community groups on The Green to build public awareness and take action against climate change. Here in Woodstock, tentative activities include bicycle smoothies, weatherization activities and fruit tree planting. Follow the link to 350.org to see planned actions worldwide. Please let Sally Miller know if you’d like to join in the planning — we need everyone’s creative ideas.

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BURLINGTON!  Yeah! to Burlington!  TOO MANY TO MENTION GO TO: http://www.350.org/map#/map/44.4758825/-73.212072/10

Burlington Work Party — We’re getting to work!

10 October 2010 – 10:00am – 7:00pm

Burlington, Vermont, USA

Get to Work in Burlington, VT!

On 10/10/10, join hundreds of Burlington-ians at Battery Park who will roll up their sleeves and actually get to work on solutions to climate change — as part of 350.org’s Global Work Party!

Optional: 9AM Join UVM Students who are meeting at Waterman Green to Walk and Rally with 350 Banners & Music to Battery Park.

10AM Kick-off Event at Battery Park, Burlington

Join us at Battery Park and find out about all the work projects happening across Burlington! You can choose a project you want to work on in the afternoon, and then join a group to go get the job done. We’ll get you charged up with coffee and donuts too!

11AM – 3PM Get to Work: Join a Work Project

Here are some of the great projects happening around Burlington:

  • Bike Economy Cluster – 350 person bike jam
  • Burlington Bike Coalition – Free Bike Repairs at Battery Park
  • Burlington Electric Department – Project Porch Light
  • Calahan Park – Year End Garden Cleanup
  • CarShare VT – Promote Car sharing through flyering and outreach
  • CCTA – Adopt-a-shelter
  • Chittenden Country Progressives – Salmon Hole Park Clean Up
  • City Market – Local Foods Workshop
  • Intervale Community Farm – Harvest Pickin’ Party (organized by City Market)
  • Good News Garage – Eco-Driving Workshop
  • Green Mountain Club – 350 Tree Planting
  • Intervale Conservation Nursery – Brush Clearing and Tree Inventory
  • New Farms for New Americans – Farm clean-up/compost
  • Pumpkin Regatta – Composting
  • Race to Replace – Dorm storm for Voter Registration
  • Teague O’Connor – Urban Ecology Field Walk: Finding Life Between the Cracks
  • Battery Park Logistics Crew – Help set up, Organize, Communicate, and break down the event!
  • One Revolution – Bike Delivery Service
  • Solar Bus – Solar Power Supply at Battery Park
  • UVM Rubenstein School Stewards – Battery Park Clothing Swap
  • Pre 10/10/10, Richmond, Solar Orchard Prep, with Ben & Jerry’s & Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Here are 2 projects we’d love to have, but are still trying to find people who can host!

  • Solar panel installation
  • Group home weatherization

You can also find more projects at: www.350.org/map

3pm – 4pm: Gather Back at Battery Park

Come and watch Gordon Stone play some live acoustic music at the bandshell with Gordon Stone, and eat some delicious local food.

4pm – 6pm: Celebration Rally

Get ready for the biggest rally to celebrate climate solutions Vermont has ever seen – We are expecting hundreds of Vermonters to come out and show that we are willing to do what it takes to bring about change in our community.

Highlights from the rally include:

  • Video Message from Bill McKibben
  • Projected photo slideshow of people “getting to work” on 10/10/10 from across the globe
  • Group 350 Aerial Photo (bring your tools that you worked with so you can hold them up high!)
  • Appearances by politicians Burlington’s Mayor Kiss, VT Democratic Governor Candidate Sen. Peter Shumlin, Congressman Peter Welch, US Senator Patrick Leahy, & US Senator Bernie Sanders (all have confirmed!)
  • Hear what’s next for Front Porch Forum from founder Michael Wood Lewis
  • Live Body Painting with The Human Canvas’ Kadina Malicbegovic
  • UVM Dancers will dazzle us for 350 seconds

6pm – 7pm: More live music & local food

Continue to celebrate an amazing, planetary day of action, and feel the rising and celebratory energy for all the great work ahead.

Get Involved!

Event Website: http://www.facebook.com/350BurlingtonVT

How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Email us at 350.Burlington@gmail.com – there is still work to be done, and the more the merrier.

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Clotheslines and Vampires – Concord, NH

10 October 2010 – 10:10am – 12:00pm

On October 10, people across the planet will pick up hammers, shovels, and caulking-guns and join the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of practical, common sense action to fight the climate crisis. In Concord, NH, they will be wearing their Halloween costumes.

Organizers in Concord expect over 350 people to join a rally in front of the State House. After the rally people will disperse to Concord neighborhoods to canvass for their favorite political candidates and to educate people about phantom and vampire loads. A “phantom load” is any appliance or electronic gizmo that uses energy even when turned off. Some people call them “vampire appliances” or “energy vampires.” Windows of many downtown businesses are set to have displays that educate people about line drying and phantom or vampire loads.

This 10/10/10 Global Work Party is being coordinated by the international climate campaign 350.org, 10:10 Global and Project Laundry List. Photos and video from thousands of simultaneous events across the planet will also be available for the media at www.350.org/media.

Who: Miles Smith Farm and Project Laundry List working with 350.org and 10:10 Global.

What: People in costumes will rally in front of the NH State House, canvass the city, and then head to Miles Smith Farm for Farm Day, where a historical re-enactor will be hanging spooky, olde clothes on a clothesline in conjunction with a graveyard tour. Get a 10% discount at Ballards (iballards.com) on your costume if you are attending our event.

Where: Concord State House http://www.ci.concord.nh.us/tourdest/statehs/concordv2.asp?siteindx=Z30,20 and Miles Smith Farm http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=miles+smith+….

When: 10:10 AM Rally, canvass begins at 11AM, Farm Day at Miles Smith Farm is 10 AM to 4 PM (rain or shine).

Event Website: http://www.laundrylist.org

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Longmeadow House Winter Weatherization

10 October 2010 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

We will be weatherizing our house for the winter. All welcome to come help and learn ways to keep the heat in during the winter and the cold out.

Location Information:  one college drive  Bennington, VT, 05201 Directions To Event: Longmeadow House, Bennington College
Event Organizer:  Shane C

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Going Solar Photovoltaic in Bow, New Hampshire USA

10 October 2010 – 12:10pm – 6:10pm

Installing a 3.2kW Solar Photovoltaic grid tied system on the roof of a custom built residential home.

Following companies and organizations are helping by volunteering their time with the project: Greensource Energy Solutions Solar Store of Concord NH (part of the USA Solar Store network), R&T Electric, Inc. of Concord NH, Bow Energy Committee and EnergyActionNH. System to include 16 200 watt panels from Solar Power Industries (made in Pennsylvania, USA) and a KACO inverter Model 3502xi with the watchDOG web monitoring tool to be able to remotely view current production, historical production data and production trends.

End of the day cookout including cookout and beverages starting around 4pm. RSVP Bring your favorite stuff with ya. RSVP

How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Please call Bob Eldredge at 603-856-7419 or e-mail: nhenergyguy@gmail.com

Location Information: 13 Meadow Lane Bow, NH, 03304
Event Organizer: Bob E

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BRATTLEBORO:

Low Labor Approach to Fighting Global Climate Crisis

10 October 2010 – 10:00am – 3:50pm

Join us between 10 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. in Pliny Park, downtown Brattleboro as we demonstrate permaculture gardening principles, composting methods, and bike and pedestrian friendly infrastructure ideas. Listen to candidates as they share their plan for reversing the climate crisis. At the end of the day be inspired by the original climate change songs written by local songwriters John Ungerleider and Bill Conley before sitting down to a post event celebration.

Residents of Morningside Commons will be putting insulation around their hot and cold water pipes to reduce their home energy use on Sunday the 10th. If you would like to watch a demonstration to learn how to insulate your own pipes at home call Beatrice Blake at 802-579-1174 or change@focusingnvc.com.

How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Contact Jessica at brattleboromobilitytaskforce@gmail.com or 802-825-8331.

Location Information: Corner of Main St. and High St. Brattleboro, VT, 05301
Event Organizer: Jessica T  (Hi Jess!)

The End of the Romance: Getting Over Oil

Art Exhibit titled: The End of the Romance: Getting Over Oil.
Brattleboro Climate Protection and Artists for a Cool Planet are sponsoring this exhibit to draw attention to the issue of climate change . The show will coincide with the international day of climate action on 10/10/10 sponsored by the organization 350.org.
Over twenty artists are showing work which celebrates connections to the natural world, illuminates the need to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and represents solutions to the crisis.
Organized by Vermont State Representative Mollie Burke, the show will run from Oct. 1-Nov 2.
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How to Get Involved Planning the Event: The exhibit is already up on the walls of Amy’s Bakery and will be there until Nov. 2nd.

Event Host: Brattleboro Climate Protection works on energy and climate issues in the town of Brattleboro. Artists for a Cool Planet is an ad hoc group of artists concerned about climate change.

Location Information: 113 Main Street Brattleboro, VT, 05301

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Home repair for an elderly couple

10 October 2010 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location Information: Claremont, NH, 03743

Help COVER on this home repair project! COVER will be installing some areas of skirting, repairing portions of flooring, installing a new porch deck at an elderly couple’s home. Lunch, materials, safety gear, and tools are provided. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer.

How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Contact COVER Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Blum, if you are interested in signing up a group to volunteer for the day – (802) 296-7241 ext.104

Event Host: COVER Home Repair engages the community through coordinating Volunteers and Homeowners to complete urgent home repair projects for people in need, often at no cost to the homeowner. Typical projects include roof repairs, wheelchair ramps, skirting for mobile homes, floor/ceiling/wall repair, and structural repair. Volunteers do not need to have any prior experience. COVER also runs a second hand store, the ReCover Store, accepting donations of used appliances, furniture, household goods, and building/renovating materials; an Education Program, providing classes to teach people skills to fix their own homes/bikes/cars; and a Weatherization Program, offering training and Volunteer opportunities for weatherizing people’s homes to reduce significant heat loss. Please visit our website to learn more about COVER’s programs, www.coverhomerepair.org

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Presentation: The Future of Wind Power in New Hampshire

10 October 2010 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location Information: Eastman South Cove Activity Center, Road Round the Lake

Grantham, NH, 03753

Presentation: The Future of Wind Power in New Hampshire given by Ed Cherian, Director of New England Development at Iberdrola Renewables. Join us to hear the story of a local project — the Lempster Wind Power Project. Program presented by the Eastman Charitable Foundation.

Event Host: The Eastman Charitable Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, focuses on funding projects that improve the environment and foster community building around the Eastman Lake watershed area, which covers land in the towns of Grantham, Enfield and Springfield.

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Willard Pond Caretaker’s Cabin Energy Efficiency

10 October 2010 – 9:00am – 3:00pm

The dePierrefeu Cabin has long been a residence for Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary caretakers and naturalists. However, this rustic country cabin is lacking in energy efficiency measures like appropriate insulation, windows, and energy-efficient appliances.
Help New Hampshire Audubon take the first steps along the path to efficiency.

Event Host: Audubon Society of New Hampshire www.nhaudubon.org

Location Information: 178 Willard Pond Road Hancock, NH, 03449

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